Live Tonight: Noise for the Needy with Constantines, Crystal Antlers, more!

All four bands scheduled for tonight deserve their own headline. Constantines, Crystal Antlers, Hey Marseilles and Norwegian group I Was A King are each worth seeing on their own, but at Neumos this evening, for the final event of the Noise for the Needy benefit concert series, you can see all them at once and for a mere $10!

  • Ask anyone who’s seen Constantines perform and they’ll tell you the Toronto band’s explosive live set is not to be missed. It’s been a year since their last LP, Kensington Heights, and they’ve just released an EP, Too Slow for Love, of stripped down alternate versions of the previous songs, so fans should expect a dynamic variety of music. You can get a preview of the night when Constantines perform live on KEXP today at 3PM!

Constantines - Our Age (MP3)

  • And talk about explosive: Crystal Antlers blew away the Seattle audience hep enough to catch their psych/noise rock mania when they were last in town. You don’t want to me left out in the cold again. Don’t miss it!


Crystal Antlers performing “A Thousand Eyes” live in the KEXP studio

  • Hey Marseilles has been building an increasingly vast legion of fans in the Northwest with their supposedly “simple folk songs”, as the band claims on their MySpace page -- yet they’re anything but -- and by mixing Americana with Eastern European styles, they’ll appeal equally to new fans of bands like The Decemberists and Beirut.


Hey Marseilles performing “Rio” live in the KEXP studio

  • The Norwegian band I Was A King is primarily the duo of Frode Strømstad and Anne Lise Frøkedal, who with their touring band perform undeniably catchy psych pop tunes. Their self-titled debut was released recently by local label The Control Group, who also brought similar-minded Northern Europeans The Figurines and El Perro Del Mar. You can also get a preview of this band when they perform live on KEXP today at 1PM!

I Was a King - Norman Bleik (MP3)

Tickets for this 21+ event are still available, but you won’t find a better deal... and it’s for a great cause, so head over to the Noise for the Needy website and find out more.

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